A 36-year-old member asked:
is polymyalgia rheumatica considered an autoimmune disease?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Tracy Lovell answered
20 years experience Rheumatology
Yes: Yes, polymyalgia rheumatica is an autoimmune disease.
Answered on Apr 19, 2013
Dr. Thomas Namey answered
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes!: Pmr is an autimmune disease uusually occuruing after 50. It is associated with high grade inflammation, and some patients will develope temporal arteritis.
Answered on Apr 22, 2013
Dr. Ramachandran Srinivasan answered
51 years experience Rheumatology
PMR : Pmr is an inflammatory disorder that affects proximal muscles of shoulder joint and hip joint due to unknown causes. There is inflammation with elevated ESR and crp. There is mild anemia and effusion of tendons around shoulders on us. Temporal arteritis(ta) is seen in 15% of pmr patients. Pmr occurs in 50% of ta patients. It occurs in genetic predisposition triggered by environmental factors.
Answered on Jun 14, 2017
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